PDM to set out on long march without resignations

By: News Desk      Published: 03:38 PM, 25 Mar, 2021
PDM to set out on long march without resignations
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In a major development in the country’s politics, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), an opposition parties’ alliance, has decided to set out on a long march without giving resignations en masse, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday. 

Quoting sources, the channel reported that PDM seniors would try to convince Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) to give resignations after Eidul Fitr, and if the latter refused, the former would also change its mind.

The sources further said that the opposition parties had started chalking out a strategy for a long-term protest. 

Earlier, the PDM had planned to start the long march on March 26 to be followed by a 10-day sit-in. 

And this time too, they were determined to hold a sit-in in the federal capital for 10 days.

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) Chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman had, on March 16, announced postponing the long march scheduled to be held on March 26. 

The decision to put off the long march was taken as the Pakistan People’s Party, a key ally of the PDM, was reluctant to tender resignations from assemblies alongside the long march.

In a brief chat to media workers, Fazl said that nine parties were agreed to resign from the assemblies except the PPP. He said that PPP sought time to make a consensus on resignation issue. He said that PPP leadership said that they would take up the matter at their CEC meeting. He announced postponing the PDM long march until the decision of PPP. Later, Maulana Fazl left the press conference.

Talking to media, PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz Sharif said, “Bringing Mian Sahib back is a threat to his life. We want living leaders, not their bodies.”

The PML-N leader said that Maryam Nawaz was sent to jail in fake case. She said that Nawaz Sharif would not come back as his health is unwell. 

Reporter Ali Akbar